Health System Measurement Project

9/14/2012 12:00 AM

HHS has launched launch of a new web-based tool that will make it easier for all Americans to monitor and measure how the nation's health care system is performing. The web-based tool, known as the Health System Measurement Project, will allow policymakers, providers, and the public to develop consistent data-driven views of changes in critical U.S. health system indicators. The Health System Measurement Project brings together datasets from across the federal government such as access to care, cost and affordability, prevention and health information technology. It presents these indicators by population characteristics, such as age, gender, income level, insurance coverage, and geography. Using the Measurement Project, one can quickly view data, compare trends across measures and compare national trends with those at the state and regional level. For example, an individual could use the Measurement Project to monitor the percentage of people who have a specific source of ongoing medical care or track avoidable hospitalizations for adults and children by region or ethnic group. Access here...